Blessed For Lent

Our new caregiver came over this morning and stayed with mom while I took my sister to a doctor’s appointment. We were gone for a short 3 hours. When we arrived back home, the caregiver had given my mom breakfast, gave her a shower and fixed her hair, did the dishes, washed and dried my […]

Right At Home

My mom was up to doing some exercises today, so we got her set up on her iPad and started a video. She did great, but had enough about half way through. We thought a nice stretch would be good after that. So we found a new video that we had not seen before. When […]

Change of Seasons

We had left up all the Christmas decorations in the house for our family Christmas and everything celebration. It has been snowing on and off for several days, so it has really felt Christmassy. But it was time. Today my brother and I took down all the decorations and packed them away. I told my […]

Backwards Day

In a strange turn of daily events, I heard mom get up this morning, but struggled to get myself out of bed. When I finally made it upstairs, I found her doing her laundry. I just had to help her with the detergent. She did 2 loads of her laundry, took a shower, did the […]

Dentist Buddy

I had a dentist appointment today – one of my least favorite places to go. But it was just for a cleaning at a new office. I met the hygienist for the first time who was super nice and wanted to chat. We talked a little, then she talked and I held my mouth open […]

Free Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Center in the city has 2 free days each month. We wrote it on the calendar and talked about it this morning. My mom has not been feeling real well lately and didn’t really want to go. But after doing some exercises and getting dressed, she decided it would be good to […]

New Techniques

We had a physical therapist come work with my mom today. When she was here the other day, she showed us a new way of using the bathroom. Today, she showed my mom a new way of standing up and sitting down. It was all in the placement of her hands and it was so […]

Sister’s Gift

My sister has been struggling – especially since my father’s death. She felt like she was unable to continue with the job and routine that she had, so she quit her job in hopes to start anew. Mom and I invited her to move in here to get back on track. Some weeks back, she […]

Returning To Support

I talked with a friend today. We both moved away within about a year of each other. She moved to a place with family and long time friends. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out as well as she had hoped. She told me that she recently moved back. She explained about the area she was living […]

All The T’s

My mom had an appointment with another new PCP today. Her nurse had the same name as my sister. When I told her my name, she said she had a sister with the same name. She also had a brother with the same name as one of my brothers. Turns out she was one of […]